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Christian Reformed Church Grows

April 10, 1956   Mr. Charles Westra Editor, Beacon Lights 1722 Alto Ave., S.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan   Dear Sir:   I have recently seen a copy of your April issue of “Beacon Lights.” One article drew my attention and I could not leave it go without making some comment. This article is entitled “Christian […]

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George M. Ophoff (16)

With this article, Prof. Hanko concludes his series on the life and ministry of Rev. George M. Ophoff. In the last several issues of Beacon Lights we discussed the proceedings of Classis Grand Rapids West which led to the deposition of Rev. Ophoff and his Consistory. We do not intend to deal extensively with the […]

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George M. Ophoff (14)

Those of our readers who are acquainted with the history of our denomination will know that, although the Synod of 1924 adopted the three points of common grace, this Synod did not pass a motion which would require the discipline of those who opposed the doctrine. In fact, the Synod specifically rejected a motion to […]

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Any Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: I was musing the other day, as old (I can remember when we used to spend an evening looking at stereopic views through a stereoscope made of solid walnut, with extra large lens, which sold for 60 cents at Sears) men often do about the long-ago-past. Way back when I was a teenager […]

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RCA and CRC Meet For “Unity Talks”

The celebration of the Protestant Ref­ormation took an unusual turn this year in the city of windmills and tulips. Holland, Michigan, was the scene of the recent talks between the representatives of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Re­formed Church. This significant meeting, which intends to initiate future talks and cooperation between these […]

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Fight For The Truth

Author’s Note I was assigned to write a report on “Trends in the Church” for my Bible course at Central Christian High School in Grand Rapids. It was understood that this would mean trends in the Christian Reformed church even though I am now Protestant Reformed. While I was doing my research on this assignment, […]

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We have been speaking of the history of the Christian Reformed Church as it was established in this country. It was the denomination which carried on the traditions of the Reformation and the heritage of the Synod of Dordt. Its history is therefore the history of the Reformed faith in America. There were, between the […]

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Christian Reformed Church

ANSWER TO H. W. KUIPER Dear brother: I read your answer to my article which appeared in the August-September issue of Beacon Lights and wish to reply as follows. First, I would make a few preliminary remarks. In the first place, I stated that I appreciated your condemnation of the Three Points of 1924. With […]

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A Letter to the Editor

Mr. Charles Westra Editor, Beacon Lights   Dear Sir: In the May issue of “Beacon Lights” my article regarding the Christian Reformed Church is attacked by Neal De Young. Allow me to defend myself and to answer some of his questions and statements. Mr. De Young writes that I think everyone is wrong except the […]

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